Genetic engineering for skeletal regenerative medicine.

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Journal Article (Review)

The clinical challenges of skeletal regenerative medicine have motivated significant advances in cellular and tissue engineering in recent years. In particular, advances in molecular biology have provided the tools necessary for the design of gene-based strategies for skeletal tissue repair. Consequently, genetic engineering has emerged as a promising method to address the need for sustained and robust cellular differentiation and extracellular matrix production. As a result, gene therapy has been established as a conventional approach to enhance cellular activities for skeletal tissue repair. Recent literature clearly demonstrates that genetic engineering is a principal factor in constructing effective methods for tissue engineering approaches to bone, cartilage, and connective tissue regeneration. This review highlights this literature, including advances in the development of efficacious gene carriers, novel cell sources, successful delivery strategies, and optimal target genes. The current status of the field and the challenges impeding the clinical realization of these approaches are also discussed.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Gersbach, CA; Phillips, JE; García, AJ

Published Date

  • January 1, 2007

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 9 /

Start / End Page

  • 87 - 119

PubMed ID

  • 17425467

Pubmed Central ID

  • 17425467

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1545-4274

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 1523-9829

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1146/annurev.bioeng.9.060906.151949

Language

  • eng